To fine ANYONE for showing pride in their native American heritage is a crime and also a gross insult to the US Constitution!! The school board should publicly apologize to this lovely girl, immediately remove any fine, and hang their heads in abject shame!!! They seem to forget to whom America belonged before the voracious and greedy rape of the land by outsiders!!!
Well said, Sir
Well said Terry,... I will second that!
I am Irish & Cherokee heritage my mom always told me when I was little, but we were always listed as white when someone asked our race. But I am proud of who I am. I am Irish Cherokee & I want my children & grandchildren to know that& to be proud of it too. Yes I understand their problem my had been because of the father, but she didn't have to have hurt an eagle in order to have it she could had found it where the eagle had lost it normally. And I don't see that is a reason to fine her for that. Let her be who she is.
When an eagle dies it is sent to a facility that investigates it's death and the cause, then the feathers are conserved and natives and only natives can apply to receive one or more of these feathers. Very likely this is where that feather came from. I believe natives can also apply for a permit to gather feathers lost naturally.
How do they have the legal authority to do that ? Stuupid and ridiculous
Where is the freedom of expression in America??? This was very wrong and the school should say they are sorry.
I bet if she was a Muslim and wore a Berka nothing would of been said.
Oh I think it might have been
The entire school board/administrators should be recalled/fired from their positions!!!
I agree With Billy Wolf
Agree with you Billy.
Agree Billy Wolf
FIRST , I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHELSEA ON A GREAT JOB!!! MY DAUGHTER SIERRA GRADUATED THIS YEAR ...ACTUALLY JUST LAST FRIDAY TO BE EXACT AND IF ANYONE HAD DARED SAID SHE COULD NOT NOT HOLD OR WEAR HER EAGLE FEATHERS I WOULD HAVE LOST IT!!! NOT ONLY IS THIS DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE IN ALABAMA SHOULD BE FINED HEAVILY, FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .ESCAMBIA ACADEMY SHOULD BE FINED AND MADE TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO CHELSEA AND HER FAMILY.AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN I FEEL THAT HER...
FIRST , I WANT TO CONGRATULATE CHELSEA ON A GREAT JOB!!! MY DAUGHTER SIERRA GRADUATED THIS YEAR ...ACTUALLY JUST LAST FRIDAY TO BE EXACT AND IF ANYONE HAD DARED SAID SHE COULD NOT NOT HOLD OR WEAR HER EAGLE FEATHERS I WOULD HAVE LOST IT!!! NOT ONLY IS THIS DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD THERE IN ALABAMA SHOULD BE FINED HEAVILY, FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON .ESCAMBIA ACADEMY SHOULD BE FINED AND MADE TO PUBLICLY APOLOGIZE TO CHELSEA AND HER FAMILY.AS A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMAN I FEEL THAT HER RIGHTS HAVE BEEN VIOLATED !!!!! THE SCHOOL BOARD CAN NEVER TAKE BACK WHAT THEY DID TO HER ON HER DAY WHICH SHE WORKED HARD FOR AND RIGHTFULLY EARNED. THE ESCAMBIA ACADEMY & THE ALABAMA SCHOOL BOARD HAVE SINGLED HER OUT AND VIOLATED HER CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AS A US CITIZEN . SHE SHOULD GET A LAWYER AND I WILL GET AS MANY SIGNATURES AS I CAN!!!!!
In this country we are taught to be proud of our heritage, unless your Native American. This hypocrisy needs to end....
Madam Jamardhan, very glad I sign the petition. School council to recommend to eliminate discriminatory fee.
Janardhan invited you to sign this petition.
What I am reading here seems like knee-jerk reactions to something we probably know little about. A graduation is not about one individual.....what if the skin heads wanted to show their national pride. That could be very disrupting. Sometimes, you have to give those who make the rules the benefit of doubt until you know what you are talking about. Maybe, there is a history we don't know about concerning this?
I was so pleased to hear that the asshat headmaster got fired.
The School Board must rescind this exorbitant and blatantly unfair fine. They should make a public apology to Chelsey and all of the students. Their actions show disrespect to First Nation people and to all students, faculty, and families present, saying that the individual student and his/her heritage does not matter, only uniformity in external dress. What does THAT teach...that what one wears is more important than what is in one's mind?!